This piece by Chinese artists isn't simple leather furniture.
Art can makes us to think through the most exquisite works, but the controversial ones always touch the softest of spots.
Sun Yang & Peng Yu, both graduates from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, have been developing pathbreaking works of art since 2000.
Teenager Teenager (2011) reunites a series of well-dressed sculptures lying on leather sofas. The scene, which could be a part of any family moment, receives the art status thanks to a bulky boulder on the human-like figures that prevents them from actually seeing.
Seeing what? Well, that’s a hard question, but the Chinese artists’ focus has always been destabilizing the status quo by building visceral images and using unusual surfaces and materials so that people may find what lies between the obvious and the hidden.
Having formed an internationally renowned partnership to propose new perceptions of the human condition, the provocative nature of their works happens almost effortlessly — although the subjects are far from easy to deal with.
Thus, the leather furn present on this piece of art is not simply part of the decoration, it's a canvas for a bigger metaphor to come alive, enhancing the perpetual search for the duality between the extremes — art and reality.
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